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School and community service projects

Student requests for school projects

Animal Humane Society frequently receives requests from students for information about our services and animal welfare issues for classroom projects. With advance notice, we can typically provide up to 30 minutes with a staff member in order to gather information needed for a classroom project. This can be done via phone, email, or in person.

We are unable to accommodate requests for:

  • Job shadowing of any kind
  • Short-term volunteer projects (anything requiring less than a one year commitment)
  • Community service hours
  • Projects requiring extensive filming
  • Requests from students outside our local service area of Minnesota
  • Last-minute needs 

If you are a student with a request that fits within the parameters of what we are able to accommodate, submit your request online.

Please allow a minimum of 48 hours for AHS staff to respond once the request has been submitted. A scheduled appointment is required and we will do our best to schedule students within 1-2 weeks of the request. 

Community service projects

Although we don't offer short-term volunteer projects in our shelters, you can help us serve animals in other ways. Some project ideas include:

Shelter tours

Shelter tour requests are handled separately. Tours last approximately one hour and there is a $1 per person fee for tours, with a $20 minimum. Our tours fill up quickly — please request a tour at least two weeks in advance. More information about tours.